In The Circle

Before the term cypher became implemented in our dance, we used to just go and rock the circles. That is what its all about cyphering, hitting up the circles, or vibing whatever you want to call it.

Think about it, before the saturation of competitions it was about going to dance parties and rocking the spot. Roll in there with your crew, hoping to run into your rival crew and go head to head with no judges just you vs them or you vs whoever. I can say that, that’s where I learned how to battle. That is what helps me do competitions. My approach to a contest is to look at it like I am battling, not putting on a show. It’s the same as if I was in a circle battling someone 3 rounds except there is judges. What I’m saying is, to me it’s the same approach. I don’t change my battle mentality, it’s just under set rules.

I always tell people that take my workshop to learn about themselves in the circles. Battle people, it doesnt always have to be at a jam. Just learn take your time to understand what you can and can’t do. That way once you have that understanding you can go into a contest and break your opponent down like you would in a real battle.

I’m not trying to sound cliche about the whole cypher thing. It’s just that without understanding this part of the dance, you are missing a big piece of what this is about.

The clip I’m posting was some footage that a friend of mine caught at jam in SF. It’s a rare thing for me to have footage like this, because I feel like this where you won’t see me.

Thought I would share this.

Enjoy!

10 Responses to “In The Circle”

  1. Josh(Bboy Thor)

    Yo rox, these are some dope moves and I’m inspired by you. I been practicing non-stop on getting my moves and foundation down. Seeing this video makes me realize there’s things I can do and can’t do yet. Thanks bro, respect from Springfield Mass.

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    • RoxRite

      Hey! Thanks for the comment! Yea just take your time to see what works for you and what you can build on. Keep at it!
      Peace
      Rox

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  2. Ladi (Bboy Still Chill)

    Hey Rox, what did you do when you were an unknown bboy? I’m an unknown bboy right now

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    • Roxrite

      Hey there! I look at it like we’re still unknown. To answer your question not being known in our scene when I was younger seems like its a bit different then today. What I did was battle all the best people in my area when I was young and just worried about trying to be as dope as I could within my style. By doing that the word would get out as to who was dope. Then every time I would go to events I made sure I was prepared and ready to battle. That way if I battled someone known, they would remember me. I think thats all you can really do even now.
      Hope that answered your q.

      Peace
      Rox

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  3. Loco

    Hi Roxrite, this question is kinda different. But like did you ever have people hating on you, not on Internet but like people who are going against you in a competition(competing). And tbh, I’m facing the same thing when I’m in the circle. Whenever these guys are watching, i feel like they try to ruin it up on me even when I’m on stage and they are not. I know my level and I had a quite of time where I used to kill every battle. But with hating situation I feel like I cannot do anything at all. Kinda like paralyzed, but when I’m training or having cyphers with my friends I’m just the myself I always know. Tell me what to do if I have a similar situation and how can I get in the battle. Cause all I see is crash crash crash and I hate that.

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    • Roxrite

      yea of course there is always people that are gonna hate but you shouldnt waste so much energy on them. You should just worry about yourself and nothing else.

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  4. Ashish yadav

    hey roxrite,it was great,clip one of was question if my opponent as dope moves,so, can i win with my basic’s??

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